The Mask

Forbidden
from being

Evading
the unforgiving light

Flinching
catching the formidable eye

Furiously
holding the look
forbidden

Safe from recognition
let’s begin preparing
a foreboding mask

Forming a fortune
safe
in secure layers

Concealer
hiding the forbidden twitches
that threaten imminent explosion

Foundation
to facilitate all the unforbidden lies
that make up the false day

Deep defining kohl
to deflect foreboding vacuity
mirrored in lifeless eyes

Mascara
to create fetching illusions
of wakeful expression

Eyeshadow
to resurrect the formidable dead gaps
in the forehead

Lipstick
slashed on
to hide a forgotten gash
finding
raw wounds
forever smeared
across a smile

Clouds of perfume
to mask the stench
of the rot
within

A grotesque vision
the real entity forgotten inside
Forbidden
from facing the world
yet again

Forbidden-
ever to remain undead.

Undead.

Forbidden

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9 thoughts on “The Mask

  1. There can be no doubt, you have the soul of a poet….how profoundly beautiful…thanks for sharing 🙂 And, thanks for “following me”…. I am privileged to “followi” you, too 🙂

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